CENTRAL FLORIDA -- The west coast sea breeze got an early start Friday, and colliding boundaries sparked showers and storms through the afternoon.
- More weekend showers
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Temperatures were able to reach around 90 degrees. We’ll keep rain and rumble chances at 40 percent Saturday and Sunday, then drier air will allow us to cut back chances for much of next week.
The battle of the sea breezes occurred again Friday with another round of strong storms in some neighborhoods. Torrential rain, frequent lightning, gusty wind and small hail were the main threats.
The rain will wrap up earlier than previous nights, then quiet heading into Saturday morning. Not much change is expected over Father’s Day weekend, thanks to a weak ridge of high pressure to our south.
This will keep us in a light flow and allow the sea breezes to move inland and collide each afternoon. Drier air may keep storm coverage a little lower Sunday, but have plan-B ready for your outdoor activities.
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The dry pocket in our atmosphere may win out Monday through Thursday, with rain chances at a lower 20 to 30 percent. Highs stay seasonable in the low 90s over the next week.
A minor east-southeast trade swell and wave heights of only one to two feet will create very poor surfing conditions heading into the weekend. Enough of a swell exists to keep the rip current threat moderate, so use caution if you’re swimming.
Keep an eye on the sky too. Developing thunderstorms will have a tendency to drift back toward the coast, and frequent lightning is expected.
In the tropics, an area of low pressure near the Yucatan has a slight chance for tropical formation in the next five days as it moves northwest toward Texas.
No threats to Florida.
Hurricane Season continues through Nov. 30.
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